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Is your infection control department prepared for a survey by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)? How will recent, critical changes from JCAHO affect IC programs?
Register now for "The New JCAHO Process: Is Your Infection Department Ready?" a one-hour teleconference sponsored by American Health Consultants, publisher of Hospital Infection Control newsletter. The teleconference will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. EST.
Speakers include Ona Baker Montgomery, RN, BSN, MSHA, CIC, infection control coordinator and hepatitis C program coordinator at Amarillo (TX) VA Health Care System, and Patrice Spath, a health information management professional with extensive experience in performance improvement activities.
Find out about important developments — tailored specifically to ICPs — that are occurring in the areas of core measurements, competency standards, utility systems management, and patient safety. For more information and to sign up, please call (800) 688-2421 or (404) 262-5476 or order on-line at www.HIConline.com.
Please let us remind you that your subscription to Hospital Infection Control comes with a complimentary web site at www.HIConline.com. There is no additional charge to access the site. If you have not registered, click on registration and follow the instructions to enter your subscription number. The site allows you to call up past issues in our Archives, scan breaking infection control news in the Headline Watch or look up drug information from the Physicians’ Desk Reference. New government regulations and guidelines also are posted frequently in their entirety. In addition to the current issues of HIC, your subscriber web site gives you two free newsletters by our editorial colleagues at TB Monitor and Infectious Disease Alert. There is also a forum section to exchange ideas with colleagues and a poll feature to weigh in your opinion on a hot topic. t
Professional recognition and a cool $1,000 can still be yours if you enter our infection control innovation contest by May 15th. The Infection Control Innovation Awards is a contest sponsored by Hospital Infection Control to recognize and honor infection prevention through best practices, grass-roots applications, tips, and tricks of the trade. The contest, which has a $1,000 first prize in three different categories, is open to all infection control professionals who currently subscribe to HIC. We also are awarding second place and honorable mention in each category.
Awards will be granted based on the opinion of our judges, including members of the HIC editorial board and other infection control experts. Work up your best idea and enter today! Look for contest rules and entry form inserted in this issue.